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 The American Beverage Association

American Beverage Association (ABA): The American Beverage Association is the trade association that represents America's non-alcoholic beverage industry.  ABA was founded in 1919 as the American Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages, and renamed the National Soft Drink Association in 1966.  Today the ABA represents hundreds of beverage producers, distributors, franchise companies and support industries.  Together, they bring to market hundreds of brands, flavors and packages, including regular and diet soft drinks, bottled water and water beverages, 100 percent juice and juice drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas.


American Chemical Counsil

American Chemistry Council (ACC): The Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents leading manufacturers of plastic resins. We may not think about them often, but versatile plastics inspire countless innovations that help make life better, healthier and safer every day.

 American Red Cross

American Red Cross: This organization exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America’s Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services and International Services.

 

nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water

American Water Works Association: Established in 1881, is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

 first line of defense to protect the public against diseases and other health hazards

Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL): They operate as the first line of defense to protect the public against diseases and other health hazards. Working in collaboration with other arms of the nation’s public health system, public health laboratories provide clinical diagnostic testing, disease surveillance, environmental and radiological testing, emergency response support, applied research, laboratory training and other essential services to the communities they serve. Public health laboratory scientists are highly educated specialists with knowledge of one or more scientific disciplines, advanced skills in laboratory practice and the ability to apply this expertise to the solution of complex problems affecting human health.


the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the U.S.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO): They are a national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO's primary function is to track, evaluate, and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy which may affect them and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation's health.

Support Bottled Water

Bottled Water Matters: Its purpose is to promote awareness, from large cities to small towns, that the U.S. bottled water industry is a critical component of our nation's economy and infrastructure. Companies that manufacture, distribute and sell bottled water products employed about 137,000 Americans, paying them $6.3 billion in wages and benefits. Not only does the manufacture and sale of bottled water products create good jobs in the U.S., but it also contributes to the national economy as a whole via the industry’s economic ripple effect that benefits agriculture, manufacturing, construction, transportation and many other businesses whose livelihood depends on the bottled water industry.

California Bottled Water Association

California Bottled Water Association (CBWA): Its purpose is to support its member bottlers, distributors, and vendors by keeping them informed and representing them in matters of government and regulatory legislation, providing them with educational and training opportunities related to the bottled water business, creating for them an environment of open communications for sharing resources and information and representing their unified voice in the future development of the bottled water industry.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Water-Related Emergencies & Outbreaks - After an emergency, such as a flood, hurricane, or earthquake, drinking water may not be available or safe to drink. As a result, residents may have to find a source of safe drinking water or know how to treat their water for use in certain activities, such as drinking, making ice, washing hands, and brushing teeth. The following information will tell you how to plan for treating and storing your water in the event of an emergency.

 

global leader in addressing public health preparedness and emerging infectious disease response

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP): They are a global leader in addressing public health preparedness and emerging infectious disease response. Founded in 2001, CIDRAP is part of the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota

 

Emergency Incident Information

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Emergency/Incident Information; Natural disasters and other types of incidents can disrupt drinking water and wastewater systems. This page provides information to water consumers, water and wastewater utilities, and private well and septic owners to help in emergency/incident response efforts. It is important to be prepared because drinking water and wastewater disruptions can directly threaten your health, the health of your family, and the health of your community.

 food and water emergency booklet

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Food and Water in an Emergency Booklet; If an earthquake, hurricane, winter storm, or other disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, and electricity for days or even weeks. By taking some time now to store emergency food and water supplies, you can provide for your entire family.

authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters

International Bottled Water Association (IBWA): The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's member companies include U.S. and international bottlers, distributors, and suppliers. IBWA unifies the bottled water industry and represents uncompromising commitment to the safety and availability of bottled water worldwide.

 

 National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.

 

 The national voice for public health

National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH): They inform, guide, and are the national voice for boards of health. In today’s public health system, the leadership role of boards of health makes them an essential link between public health services and a healthy community. Uniquely positioned to deliver technical expertise in governance and leadership, board development, health priorities, and public health policy, NALBOH strives to strengthen good governance where public health begins—at the local level.

 health, equity, and security for all people in their communities through public health policies and services

National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO): NACCHO’s members are the 2700 local health departments across the United States. NACCHO’s vision is health, equity, and security for all people in their communities through public health policies and services. NACCHO’s mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments in order to ensure the conditions that promote health and equity, combat disease, and improve the quality and length of all lives.

 

National Sanitation Foundation

National Sanitation Foundation (NSF): NSF International is dedicated to being the leading global provider of public health and safety-based risk management solutions while serving the interests of all stakeholders, namely the public, the business community and government agencies. Our mission is carried out by over 1,200 microbiologists, toxicologists, chemists, engineers, and environmental and public health professionals.

 

Nestle Waters North America

Nestle Waters North America: With 36 years of experience promoting healthy hydration, Nestlé Waters North America has 15 leading bottled water brands in the U.S. The company's commitment to environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use and packaging and energy, as well as its dedication to partnering in the communities where it operates, have led Nestlé Waters to achieve the number one bottled water position in the U.S.

 

Northeast Bottled Water Association

Northeast Bottled Water Association (NEBWA): The Northeast Bottled Water Association, Inc. is a non-profit trade association whose members are connected with the bottled water and beverage industries. Members are those engaged in production, packaging, delivering and distribution of bottled water and other beverages, as well as those who are engaged in supplying equipment, supplies and services to the industry.

 Prepare yourself by building a supply of water

Ready.gov: Water is an essential element to survival and a necessary item in an emergency supplies kit. Following a disaster, clean drinking water may not be available. Your regular water source could be cut-off or compromised through contamination. Prepare yourself by building a supply of water that will meet your family’s needs during an emergency.

 

 improving communication and coordination between water providers and emergency managers

Regional Water Providers Consortium: Providing clean drinking water during emergencies is critical and it is a role that the region's water providers take seriously. The Consortium is working to improve communication and coordination between water providers and regional emergency managers to ensure reliable and safe drinking water during an emergency.


Southeastern Bottled Water Association

Southeastern Bottled Water Association (SEBWA): If you are involved in the bottled water industry in the south (Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi), as a bottler, distributor, associate, or supplier of products and services – membership in the Southeastern Bottled Water Association is important to you! The purpose of the Southeastern Bottled Water Association is to provide its members with information to enhance industry knowledge, category growth, and operating efficiencies.

 

 to fulfill international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015

Water for Life: The primary goal of the 'Water for Life' Decade is to promote efforts to fulfill international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015. The challenge of the Decade is to focus attention on action-oriented activities and policies that ensure the long-term sustainable management of water resources, in terms of both quantity and quality. The United Nations, through its inter-agency coordination mechanism, UN-Water, is responsible for coordinating the 'Water for Life' Decade.

 

promoting science based practices and policies to enhance water quality

Water Quality & Health Council: Purpose - To promote science based practices and policies to enhance water quality and health by advising industry, health professionals, policy makers and the public.

 

directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system

World Health Organization (WHO): They are the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

 

 focusing attention on the importance of freshwater

World Water Day: Held annually on March 22nd as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.

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